Museum quality full frame off restoration just completed on rare and unique original classic truck. Total Forward Control ( FC 150, FC 170 & FC 170 DRW ) production 40,000 approx from 1957 thru 1964. Total production FC 170 DRW all years 1054, for 1960 production DRW was only 300.
Big Red started life as a 'forest service green' truck as it was originally delivered to the US Forest Service in New Mexico. After it served there the truck was auctioned to a buyer in Arizona who decided the government issued green had to go and repainted it the reddish-orange color with a funky white stripe. I believe the stock rack and PTO winch were original, either from the factory or dealer installed on the new truck when delivered to the original purchaser. The third owner was the fellow that sold me the truck and he told me what little I know of its history. He was an outfitter in Silverton, Colorado and used the truck extensively in his business.
He would set up hunting camp in the mountains for out-of-state hunters during elk/dear season and used this truck to haul horses and other live stock to camp in the mountains. Apparently it was used pretty hard during its prior lifetime as it was pretty worn out when we did finally purchase it. We live in Grand Junction, Colorado and heard through a friend about an auction coming up on Saturday that had an FC Jeep listed for sale. It was a Saturday afternoon that also happened to be my wife's birthday and we were looking for a nice day trip in the mountains. We were not really looking for another truck but the poor thing looked so cute but tired that we fell for it and decided to bid on it. Curiously, we won the bid and ended up dragging it home, where it sat behind our auto repair shop for 12 years, until the bug to 'fix it up' hit us.
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